Lexia: Undergraduate Journal in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication


In this case study written for WRTC 301: Language, Law and Ethics, Evans examines the issue of whether a private life on the internet can legally and ethically be made public. She focuses on the case of Jason Fortuny, who posed as a female on Craiglist and posted personal messages and pictures he received from men in response. Catherine shows that while we would like to imagine the internet as a personal space, one’s audience may be bigger than imagined.

Course Number

WRTC 301

Course Title

Language, Law and Ethics

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